On the 29th of November there will be marches, throughout the world, focusing on the UN climate talks in Paris. Derby Climate Coalition is supporting the London march. Our coach leaves Belper at 8.30 am and Derby Full Street at 9.00 am. It is expected that we will sell most tickets at £7.50 but if you can afford it please buy the full price ones and there are a few £1 tickets.
Details are subject to fine tuning and further information will be sent out to those who register. Please register here: https://nov29derbyandbelpercoach.eventbrite.co.uk
Stop Fracking organising meeting
Derby Climate Coalition and 38 Degrees invite all those people who are interested in doing something against potential fracking, in their area or across Derbyshire, to come to our steering group meeting on Tuesday 13 October at 6.00 pm, room 11 at Derby Council House. The aim is to work with people across Derbyshire and help people set up local neighbourhood groups.
Impressive Stop Fracking meeting, 21 September
On Monday evening (September 21) Derby Climate Coalition and Derby 38 Degrees held a meeting which looked at the economic and environmental consequences of fracking.
Around fifty individuals attended. As well as members of Derby Climate Coalition, 38 Degrees, there were members from Friends of the Earth, local trade unions, FrackFree Notts, FrackFree Derbyshire and somebody from Derby University Geology Department. Jean McDonald has written a more detailed report which is up on our website.
Renewable electricity overtakes coal for first time
Here is some good news!! The UK generated more of its electricity from renewable sources than from burning coal for the first time in the second quarter of 2015, according to new figures released by DECC. A record high of 25.3% of the UK’s power came from wind, solar, biomass and hydro-electric sources in the three months to June, up from just 16.7% in the same period the year before. By contrast the share of electricity from the UK’s ageing fleet of coal-fired power stations fell to 20.5%, down from 28.2% a year previously. The Guardian and BusinessGreen also carry the story.
Roundup of the week’s top 3 climate success stories
The above item is from 10:10. Every Friday, 10:10 does a roundup of the week’s top three climate success stories. Here’s Fridays’s edition.
Divestment from Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund
The total value of the Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund is £3,830,271,000 of which £292,803,000 is invested in FOSSIL FUELS. Remember the City pensions are wrapped up in the county fund. Could anybody who receives a pension from the city or the county and who wishes to help make a fuss please contact us? In the meantime watch this space!!!
Hoping to see or hear from you in the near future!!